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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 25, 2012 7:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Wind and Rain, both sides of the pond

Hard to believe this is basically the same song, in different versions evolved in different times and places ...

Jerry w Grisman, Wind and Rain. (Not sure if the spotlight just doesn't go on Grisman until later or if it was shot by someone who couldn't bear to move the camera from Jerry until it was absolutely necessary ...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xeJcTf3h6E&;feature=related

And now for something completely different. Pentangle's medieval version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3S2brPXjEM

Loreena McKennitt, with yet another British version (which in wonderfully jumbled folk style starts with the girls as the daughters of a farmer and ends up with dad as a king in his hall. Apparently he does well while she's floating around being turned into a swan and then a harp.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=408za7FeNJo

It's even a Czech folk song. Beautiful and very Pentangular. I have no idea if the lyrics match, except for the fa-la-la. Anyone speak Czech?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6ebKKaS6IE

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Poster: cloudsplitter Date: Jun 27, 2012 12:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wind and Rain, both sides of the pond

Another version I like is by Ewan MacColl.

Minorie/The Twa Sisters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl45-TSEYwY

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 25, 2012 9:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wind and Rain, both sides of the pond

You are right AR. Since it's late and my head is killing me I'm going to go w/ wiki here as my past research on this song reveals pretty much the same info.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twa_Sisters

This is under the Two Sisters title.

http://tinyurl.com/84jls95

I wonder how many European countries have a version oh this song?

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 25, 2012 9:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wind and Rain, both sides of the pond

I see some Twa Sisters dancing in here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPRecpk2nU4

I'd say Mickey could do that version.

Isn't that a beautiful place? Wouldn't you love to go?

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 25, 2012 11:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wind and Rain, both sides of the pond

Yes I would. As long as if didn't have to ride tour bus #39 to witness that hours performance.

I like this, "say hello to the originators of most western music´╗┐."

Incredible music AR, likewise as I bounced around the net.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jun 26, 2012 5:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wind and Rain, both sides of the pond

Wonderful connection. I had heard both Clannad and Pentangle versions "back in the day" and never drew the parallel to Wind and Rain. Thank you!

Just another confirmation for me that Garcia was a troubador/minstrel for the ages. I just love Garcia/Grisman's version for its stunning simplicity. He makes it look so easy.

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